Memorial Day Weekend

I’ve spent a lot of time on the road for work lately, but I’m hunkering down and enjoying time around Anthem over the Memorial Day Weekend.  The last Music in May concert held Friday night was a perfect kick off.  Hub picked up my favorite salad from Salad and Go and we enjoyed a couple […]

Summer Shopping for Bright Colors

Clothes shopping was pretty minimal last year.  The lack of any place to go and the (in my humble opinion) blah fashion colors that were available were pretty unappealing. But.  This year is a whole other story.  I am drawn to the rainbow sherbet colors out this summer and couldn’t resist a little shopping splurge. […]

Live Oaks and More Texas Beauty

We recently drove through the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie (home of the Cowboys and NOW Cowgirls, too) and it is large with lovely grounds.  And then.  T This week I have been staying next to Rice University in Houston.  And oh, be still my heart.  Live oaks everywhere. In fact, Rice is recognized […]

Summer Back Yard Tidy Up

When I picture my perfect vacation day at home it starts with yoga stretches, coffee on the patio, maybe a little run at the park and the rest of the day immersed in a book.  Maybe at the pool. But reality has a way of sneaking into my plans and twisting them all around.  Dang […]

Summer Patio Refresh

Our road trip over the past week treated us to every weather there is.  Yep, wind, rain, sleet, sun and SNOW.  And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I no longer live in Colorado.  The need to scrape snow in May?  How about in June?  Umm, no thank you. Regardless of the awful weather, we […]

A Few Things I Love This Spring

It feels like this is a very long spring this year.  Home in Arizona has been lush and full of desert blooms.  Early this year, I saw the dogwoods and magnolias of Georgia blossom. Our latest trip through Wyoming, South Dakota and Colorado have extended spring quite a bit, because these states are just getting […]

Mount Rushmore and Custer State Park

Visiting Mount Rushmore has been on my short bucket list for a long time.  In fact, we were going to head up that way last summer.  And then.  Well, you know what happened. But.  This week, I did some work in Rock Springs, Wyoming, so hub brought Big Red up, met me and we added […]

Moving Day

Big Red got loaded up with boxes as John and I flexed our muscles.  I know, that’s a bit misleading.  We’re not moving.  Praise the Lord.  DF Evon’s daughter Jessy is though. And we assisted a tiny bit. It is so exciting that she has a new and beautiful place and is entering her next […]

Simple Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

As salad greens go, arugula keeps a long time, has a nice tangy flavor and is usually in my fridge.  A simple lemon vinaigrette makes the best dressing for the peppery leaf.  Why is that word so dang hard to spell? Homemade dressing is so easy to make and easy to modify to your taste. […]